A comment on the state of nature

Hello dear reader, I recently came across Marcher Cavalier's video On Liberal Anthropology, it was an interesting YouTube video on the state of nature and how the enlightenment has viewed such a concept, and also pointing out some flaws in those arguments put forward by Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau. I enjoyed the video so much … Continue reading A comment on the state of nature

The criteria of personal identity.

In this essay I will be attempting to examine and critically assess the memory/psychological criterion of personal identity. I will begin with the concept of personal identity and work my way through the different criteria for it. This will lead to the psychological theory and what problems there are with it, the bodily and substance … Continue reading The criteria of personal identity.

Heidegger’s Das Man and authentic being-towards-death.

In this essay I will be attempting to critically assess the conclusions Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) reaches on 'Authentic being towards death' from his discussion of 'Das man' and the 'They'. Firstly, I will be explaining what Heidegger means by his term Dasein. Then I will be attempting to put forward his Das man and the They, while … Continue reading Heidegger’s Das Man and authentic being-towards-death.

Behaviourism and the mind/body problem.

In this essay I will be discussing behaviourism and whether or not it offers a clear and satisfactory solution to the mind/body problem. I will begin with a quick definition of dualism referring to René Descartes (1596-1650) and state what this means for the mind/body argument. Then I will move onto Gilbert Ryle's (1900-1976) attack on this view … Continue reading Behaviourism and the mind/body problem.

Descartes’ doubt.

In this essay I will be critically assessing Descartes' method of doubt and attempting to come to a conclusion on how successful it is as a method of acquiring knowledge. I will first lay out what his method of doubt is and the potential problems with it, what the conclusions are and why and why not I agree with them. I will then be attempting … Continue reading Descartes’ doubt.